Under opposition attack, Centre to make all Central Vista plans public
The govt will make public all documents and information relating to the redevelopment of Central Vista and construction of a new parliament building, a move aimed to counter the opposition and some civil society groups that been attacking the government for pushing through the big-ticket projects.
Central Vista project: 3 firms qualify for submission of financial bid for new Parliament building
As part of the Central Vista redevelopment...
Decision on monsoon session of Parliament soon: Pralhad Joshi
Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi said a decision will be take...
BJP Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe to head HRD committee of Parliament
A day after 45 of the newly-elected 61 members of the Rajya Sabha took oath, Naidu appointed them as members of the parliamentary committees. BJP member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe will head the HRD standing committee. He will replace outgoing member Satyanarain Jatiya.
Parliament building unsafe, cramped: Central Public Works Department to Supreme Court
The CPWD affidavit also claimed that the government did not propose to spend Rs 20k cr on the project at one go, but over six years. The affidavit claimed that to ensure smooth and unhindered functioning of Parliament, either an alternative building would have to be identified and suitably modified at considerable expense or a new building could be constructed.
The challenges of holding a virtual Parliament session
The govt is mulling its options — a fully virtual or a hybrid sitting of the Houses.
Venkaiah Naidu lays foundation stone for housing complex for Rajya Sabha employees
Naidu pointed out that if the 8,700 square metres of land allotted for the Rajya Sabha Secretariat in 2003 was put to use in time, the secretariat could have benefitted significantly in the form of house rent allowance, besides recovering substantial portion of the investment in the housing project by now.
CISF official asked if I am Indian for not speaking in Hindi at airport: DMK's Kanimozhi
The incident is understood to have taken place when Kanimozhi was at the Chennai international airport to take a flight to Delhi.
Girish Chandra Murmu takes charge as Comptroller and Auditor General of India
At a ceremony held in the Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Murmu was sworn in as the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.
Karnataka: Next legislature sitting unlikely at Vidhana Soudha
The state legislature’s Budget session was held in March and Article 174 of the Constitution mandates that there should not be a gap of more than six months between two sessions.
Karnataka govt is in a fix to hold legislature session by September 23
The Karnataka government is fighting the predicament of holding a legislature session in September amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state. The state legislature’s budget session was last held in March and Article 174 of the Constitution mandates that there should not be a gap of more than six months between two sessions.
Article 370 nullification India's internal matter, other countries should not interfere: Naidu
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also said that India was a parliamentary democracy and the decision to abrogate Article 370 provisions, which accorded special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was taken after detailed discussion in Parliament and with the support of majority of the members.
Citing UK, US models, opposition seeks monsoon session of Parliament
“The government does not need to consider seating all the MPs. We can follow House of Commons with only the prime minister, concerned ministers, leaders of political parties and chief whips being present and remaining MPs attending the House virtually through secure NIC portals,” deputy leader of Congress in Rajya Sabha, Anand Sharma, told ET.
Parliament panels have started scrutinising handling of COVID-19 in India: Venkaiah Naidu
In a Facebook post hailing the media's role during the pandemic, the vice president also said Parliament is "on course" for holding the Monsoon session.
View: Early for govt to pat its back for absence of upsurge in the wake of revocation Article 370
The changes that took place on August 5, 2019 have been far more humiliating for Kashmiris than what has happened in the past.